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Wish List: Gifts Business Leaders Want

  • <p>"In celebration of the 100th birthday of Charles Eames, I want an Eames Plywood Elephant [a limited edition elephant shaped wooden stool]. It was designed in 1945 but never released for distribution." $2,007; <a href="http://www.eamesgallery.com/" target="_blank">eamesgallery.com</a></p>
  • <p>"It's extravagant, but I want a FlatPak House [the custom designed prefab house made famous by its ads in Dwell magazine]. Great for those looking for a lifestyle change." From $200 per square foot; <a href="http://www.flatpakhouse.com/" target="_blank">flatpakhouse.com</a></p>
  • <p>"The Jet by Cirrus Design is a single turbine engine personal jet with simple design an affordable [relatively] alternative for private air and general innovation." Holding deposit: $100,000; <a href="http://www.the-jet.com/" target="_blank">the-jet.com</a></p>
  • <p>"I often dream what life would be like if I had a personal assistant. Nabaztag [a Wi -Fi enabled smart rabbit figurine that does menial tasks such as reading you your email] may be better no attitude or salary." $175; <a href="http://www.nabaztag.com/" target="_blank">nabaztag.com</a></p>
  • <p>"I need a bag for my laptop and other tech gadgets to charge them without a plug. The Voltaic Solar Bag comes wired with three solar panels." $229; <a href="http://www.voltaicsystems.com/" target="_blank">voltaicsystems.com</a></p>
  • <p>"A Buslink BusDrive pro 2 series 32 GB flash drive is big enough to hold everything I need to carry that's digital. I can put 30 movies on it, which is a lot easier to carry than 30 DVDs." $1,992; <a href="http://www.compusa.com/" target="_blank">compusa.com</a></p>
  • <p>"I'd like unlimited stays at Yotel [a high design hourly hotel chain currently found in U.K. airports but spreading]. They've done away with the gratuitous rubbish you pay for at city hotels." From $51 for four hours; <a href="http://www.yotel.com/" target="_blank">yotel.com</a></p>
  • <p>"The AirScooter [an 11 foot-by 7 foot lightweight open air chopper] can take off vertically and be flown by a relative novice. Basically, this thing is your own personal helicopter." Price to be determined; <a href="http://www.airscooter.com/" target="_blank">airscooter.com</a></p>
  • <p>"A High Definition Golf simulator from Interactive Sports Technologies." Life size digital images and satellite data recreate 3-D championship courses. "It's a terrific way to work on your game year-round." $39,500; <a href="http://www.istgolf.com/" target="_blank">istgolf.com</a></p>
  • <p>"I want Stranglehold for the Xbox 360. It s a video game by John Woo -- a fanboy dream made reality." $60; <a href="http://www.strangleholdgame.com/" target="_blank">strangleholdgame.com</a></p>
  • <p>"I want a box of macaroons in assorted flavors from Ladurée in Paris [a bakery famous for its Pantone-hued macaroons in wild flavors like pepper java and lime basil]. Really delicious -- and beautiful." $49; <a href="http://www.laduree.fr/" target="_blank">laduree.fr</a></p>
  • <p>"If you have $2,000 burning a hole in your pocket, well, here's something: The Sonar, a 405 nanometer near-ultra-violet laser pointer from Wicked Lasers. Anyone who needs to ask why doesn't get lasers." $2,000; <a href="http://www.wickedlasers.com/" target="_blank">wickedlasers.com</a></p>
  • 01 /12

    "In celebration of the 100th birthday of Charles Eames, I want an Eames Plywood Elephant [a limited edition elephant shaped wooden stool]. It was designed in 1945 but never released for distribution." $2,007; eamesgallery.com

  • 02 /12

    "It's extravagant, but I want a FlatPak House [the custom designed prefab house made famous by its ads in Dwell magazine]. Great for those looking for a lifestyle change." From $200 per square foot; flatpakhouse.com

  • 03 /12

    "The Jet by Cirrus Design is a single turbine engine personal jet with simple design an affordable [relatively] alternative for private air and general innovation." Holding deposit: $100,000; the-jet.com

  • 04 /12

    "I often dream what life would be like if I had a personal assistant. Nabaztag [a Wi -Fi enabled smart rabbit figurine that does menial tasks such as reading you your email] may be better no attitude or salary." $175; nabaztag.com

  • 05 /12

    "I need a bag for my laptop and other tech gadgets to charge them without a plug. The Voltaic Solar Bag comes wired with three solar panels." $229; voltaicsystems.com

  • 06 /12

    "A Buslink BusDrive pro 2 series 32 GB flash drive is big enough to hold everything I need to carry that's digital. I can put 30 movies on it, which is a lot easier to carry than 30 DVDs." $1,992; compusa.com

  • 07 /12

    "I'd like unlimited stays at Yotel [a high design hourly hotel chain currently found in U.K. airports but spreading]. They've done away with the gratuitous rubbish you pay for at city hotels." From $51 for four hours; yotel.com

  • 08 /12

    "The AirScooter [an 11 foot-by 7 foot lightweight open air chopper] can take off vertically and be flown by a relative novice. Basically, this thing is your own personal helicopter." Price to be determined; airscooter.com

  • 09 /12

    "A High Definition Golf simulator from Interactive Sports Technologies." Life size digital images and satellite data recreate 3-D championship courses. "It's a terrific way to work on your game year-round." $39,500; istgolf.com

  • 10 /12

    "I want Stranglehold for the Xbox 360. It s a video game by John Woo -- a fanboy dream made reality." $60; strangleholdgame.com

  • 11 /12

    "I want a box of macaroons in assorted flavors from Ladurée in Paris [a bakery famous for its Pantone-hued macaroons in wild flavors like pepper java and lime basil]. Really delicious -- and beautiful." $49; laduree.fr

  • 12 /12

    "If you have $2,000 burning a hole in your pocket, well, here's something: The Sonar, a 405 nanometer near-ultra-violet laser pointer from Wicked Lasers. Anyone who needs to ask why doesn't get lasers." $2,000; wickedlasers.com

"In celebration of the 100th birthday of Charles Eames, I want an Eames Plywood Elephant [a limited edition elephant shaped wooden stool]. It was designed in 1945 but never released for distribution." $2,007; eamesgallery.com

A version of this article appeared in the December 2007 issue of Fast Company magazine.